A graduate of the Naval Academy in 1923, Captain Nelson saw service on varied duties at various stations and ships. He served as aerological officer at several air stations. Naval Institute members will recognize him as the author of almost two dozen articles in the Proceedings covering wide fields.

Articles by Frederick J. Nelson

War And Winter In The North Atlantic

By Rear Admiral Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy (Retired)
January 1954
In war or peace, large vessels can be pushed just so hard against the rigors of the winter North Atlantic. They can take the pounding up to a certain unpredictable ...

The Port Director - First Assistant to Forces Afloat

By Captain Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
October 1947
The ultimate test of a peacetime naval organization in our democracy is the rapidity of its expansion into an effective offensive service whenever the international atmosphere appears threatening. Much of ...

This Fateful Interlude

By Captain Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
December 1946
Never before in the history of this country has there been a more confused state of national thinking in regard to adequate methods of national defense. With the victorious end ...

Honored in War, Honored in Peace

By Captain Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
June 1946
Now that peace has come, most of the men and women in the armed services will return to civilian pursuits. Their uniforms will be hung in the back of some ...

The Twenty-Four Hour Clock

By Captain Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
March 1945
They were saying good-by at a subway entrance. “I leave at nine o’clock,” he said, “but I will call you before I go.” Seated in the subway later, she began ...

Villainous Vesuvius

By Captain Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
January 1945
Observers said Vesuvius was dead! For days there had been no light brown haze above the cone, no visible fumes! Was one of the world’s worst villains lapsing, at last ...

Upper-Air Soundings By Aërograph

By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
August 1935
The purpose of the “aërological flight” or “weather hop,” the name applied to the daily altitude flight made by naval aërological units, is understood partially throughout aviation activities, but to ...